And said F-150 pickup wouldn't be able to get out of it's parking space
when you actually tried to use it, i.e. tow something or load a few
sheets of drywall.
And then there are those of us who need the 350/3500 class pickups,
which get about 11 MPG. Try that idiotic "exercise" with my 3500 and it
wouldn't be able to make it over a speed bump when loaded with the
13,000# of camper and trailer it periodically moves.
As I noted before, until the public at large gets some education and
understands the difference between "Efficiency" and "Economy", nothing
of value will be accomplished.
That is in large part a function of our screwed up taxes and insurance.
I use my 7,000# truck for grocery shopping in large part because having
a second small car would cost me a fortune in extra taxes and insurance
vs. a very small fuel savings. Fortunately, the grocery store is a 6
mile round trip, and I work from home full time so it's not an issue
I think Josh's point was that too many people buy large trucks for reasons
that make no sense, and "Just because I want one" makes no sense to the
welfare of the country as a whole. "I need to bring home sheets of plywood
or bales of peat moss sometimes" is bullshit, because you can rent a U-Haul
for $35.00, which is much cheaper than the gas you'll waste in a year with a
large truck. "It's safer to drive and better in snow" is bullshit.
But, the worst bullshit is seeing sending more, rather than less to Saudi
Arabia, whose government supports madrashes - schools that train aimless men
to become terrorists and kill Americans.
You can keep those little tiny cars and you imiginary gas mileage. When it
comes to my life and well being I will drive the biggest baddest mf I want
Because you econony NATZIS think you have the answer for the world and know
what is best for everybody keep driving your little cars.You won't see
George Bush or Hillary riding around in a Honda.
If one has a wife and a few children and can only afford one vehicle, they
buy the particular type of vehicle that suits the needs of the family.
Buying a less safe midget or small car to save a relative few hundred
dollars in fuel, or to save the planet, is not an option.
my 02 F250 4X4 stretch cab gets 18 mpg around town, and 24-26 mpg on the
highway. and my crown vic gets 33 mpg on the highway.
plus, they are a hell of alot more comfortable to ride in than a toy yoda.
I'm curious, wondering if there is something other than the 4.6 which I
have in my 97 T-Bird. Having just replaced the mickey mouse factory
composite intake manifold, changed plugs and switched to a lighter oil
my Bird is running better than ever. That means 17 around town, and
25/26 on the freeways with cruise control set at 70. I consider this
pretty remarkable since it is better in both local and freeway than our
little Chevy S-10 pickup with a 4 cyl engine.
The Vic *has* to weigh more than the T-Bird so if its a 4.6.............
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